oven baked spaghetti squash

Baked Whole Spaghetti Squash

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No need to worry about cutting raw squash – you can bake it whole! This recipe saves you so much effort. It’s much easier to cut spaghetti squash after it’s cooked and soft instead of struggling with it uncooked!

spaghetti squash on a baking sheet with parchment paper

Baked Whole Spaghetti Squash

Baked spaghetti squash is so healthy and delicious, you’ll love it! Just put whole spaghetti squash in the oven and it will bake it to perfection!

You can serve this for a lunch or dinner with some toppings or sides. There is so much you can do with baked spaghetti squash!

You can try it with a meat sauce such as in my recipe here: Spaghetti Squash With Meat Sauce With Ground Beef Or Turkey

Also, spaghetti squash is great for a low carb diet such as keto because it is gluten free, not to mention filling and low calorie!

whole spaghetti squash on a parchment lined baking dish

Health Benefits of Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is great for your gut health because it is rich in fiber. There are about 2 grams of fiber per cup of squash.

Additionally, the squash contains many nutrients, such as folic acid, potassium, Vitamin A, and beta carotene. These are important for your body’s health and well-being.

whole spaghetti squash stabbed with knife laying on a tray

How to Prepare Baked Whole Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

This recipe is quite simple. All you need is a spaghetti squash, a knife, and a baking sheet to get started!

First you will preheat the oven to 425F. Then place parchment paper on the baking sheet.

shredded spaghetti squash strands on a plate

Carefully, use a sharp knife to stab the spaghetti squash a few times. This will release steam so the squash doesn’t explode from the pressure of the baking in the oven whole.

Place the squash on the baking sheet and put in the oven for 50 minutes. When done, it will be soft and cooked all the way through.

close up of shredded spaghetti squash strands

After taking out of the oven, let it sit for at least 10 minutes as it will be too hot to handle.

Once it has cooled off slightly, you will cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds using a spoon.

Then, using a fork, scrape out the strands of cooked squash and put them in a serving bowl.

You can use any type of seasoning you like. I chose to keep it simple with salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and some butter!

Another idea is to use tomato sauce and serve it like traditional spaghetti.

fork scooping up some cooked spaghetti squash strands

What to Serve with Baked Spaghetti Squash

You can enjoy this dish on its own or serve it as a side for a bigger meal. You can keep it keto-friendly by serving some meat and other veggies alongside the spaghetti squash. Here are some great ideas for what to serve with this dish:

hand holding a fork above plate with cooked spaghetti squash strands

More Recipes Using the Oven

Do you love eating roasted squash such as this baked spaghetti squash in the oven? Want to use your oven to cook more delicious meals? Try out one of these other easy-to-make recipes! You can make other squash in oven such as acorn or butternut squash!

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Baked Whole Spaghetti Squash

No need to cut tough raw squash - you can bake it whole! It's so much easier to cut spaghetti squash after it's cooked and soft instead of struggling with it uncooked!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time50 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 1 min
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spaghetti squash
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 4
Calories: 75kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 Spaghetti squash

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Instructions

  • First pre-heat the oven to 425F. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Use a sharp knife to carefully stab the spaghetti squash a few times.
  • Place squash on the sheet pan and put in the oven for 50 minutes,
  • When done, take it out and let cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Then cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds.
  • Then, using a fork, shred the inside of the squash into a serving bowl.
  • Add on desired seasonings such as salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and butter.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
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